HOUSTON and AUSTIN, Texas, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Prominent Texas lawyers Andy Taylor and George Hittner have joined forces in the new Texas-based law firm TaylorHittner, focusing on the intersection of business, public policy and the law.
The firm will assist political and business clients with litigation, appeals and interactions with local, state and federal governments, including providing expertise in complex commercial litigation, election law matters and general counsel services. In addition to the firm’s Houston office, both attorneys will be available by appointment in Austin, Brenham and La Grange.
“Our firm is designed to handle litigation, appeals and the legal issues that exist at the intersection of business, public interest and government. Our varied experience in and out of government will serve our clients well,” says Mr. Taylor, a troubleshooter for Republican and business causes around the state, including several high-profile victories against the City of Houston.
Mr. Taylor, known for his election law prowess, is a former First Assistant Attorney General for the state of Texas and former partner at the firm now known as Locke Lord. Named by Texas Monthly as “one of the 25 most powerful people in Texas politics,” he is a veteran of numerous high-profile cases, including two he personally argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Taylor represents many business interests and has spent a large part of his career helping clients resolve controversial political issues.
“TaylorHittner has the experience businesses need when dealing with government issues, and we also provide small and mid-sized businesses with savvy, efficiently managed general counsel services,” says Mr. Hittner, who previously worked as general counsel, corporate secretary and senior vice president for governmental relations at Arizona-based American Traffic Solutions Inc., a market leader in traffic enforcement safety equipment.
Mr. Hittner is a seasoned general counsel who has marshaled skilled legal teams to take on a broad range of tasks often handled by corporate legal departments. He has managed hundreds of lawsuits, including several cases that were favorably resolved by state supreme courts and federal courts of appeal. He previously worked as a White House appointee to the U.S. Department of Labor and as an associate at Haynes and Boone in Houston, where he also ran for city council.
The two are joined by associate Amanda Peterson and will soon deploy a host of other lawyers appropriate for their growing client base.
SOURCE TaylorHittner Law Firm